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Hong Zhou M.F.A.

Associate Professor, Cinema and Photography

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M.F.A. at York University, Toronto Canada, 2000
Email: hzhou@siu.edu
Office: COMM 1121F

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Hong is interested in fictional narrative filmmaking. His recent work includes "Night Train", a story about two strangers' encounters in a subway, "She Wears Yellow", a study of fictional characters, and "Sarah and Liz", a story about two sisters' adventures into the wildness. Initially influenced by surrealist painting and early experimental films, Hong's work explores the conflict and interplay between conscious and subconscious as narrative force in storytelling. Having recently worked as cinematographer on a new HD feature film, Hong is excited about the new creative possibilities of HD as a compelling narrative medium, and is planning on shooting his next project using the latest digital cinema technology.

Interests

Film and video production, cinematography, Chinese Cinema, Surrealist Cinema.